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Visual Storytelling Workshop

Artist-instructor: Ali Fitzgerald

Format: In-Person
Location: Denizen, Köpenicker Str. 40, 10179 Berlin

          Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2023
          Time: 6-8pm

          Cost: 38€ (inc. VAT)

           Includes: 1x Beverage during each class! (wine, soda, juice, etc)

SUPPLY LIST: Pencils, pens (your choice, but a variety of thicknesses works best), computer paper, thicker paper (bristol board if you have it), a sketchbook if you have one. Erasers and rulers if you want them. Scissors.

         *Any art supplies work for the workshop, the only thing absolutely needed is some kind of paper and  drawing utensils.


What to Expect:

Learn about the vital, evolving world of visual storytelling with artist and writer Ali Fitzgerald. From graphic novels to data visualization, participants will explore ideas of relationships, urban landscapes, abstraction and form. Crafting stories through creative prompts and exercises, participants will uncover the building blocks of visual communication.

*No drawing expertise needed, but bring a favorite pen if you have one!

Ali Fitzgerald is an artist and writer living in Berlin. She is a regular contributor to the New Yorker as well as the New York Times. Her work has also been published in the Guardian, New York Magazine: The Cut, Modern Painters Magazine, McSweeney’s and elsewhere. Her art has been exhibited internationally, including the Haus am Luetzowplatz in Berlin, the Center for Book Arts in New York and the Austin Museum of Art.

In 2017 she was awarded the Cornish CCS fellowship at the Center for Cartoon Studies and in 2018 the Georgia Fee Residency with Artslant in Paris. In the Spring of 2018 she collaborated with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on a series of drawings about Magritte. In 2020 she will be a fellow at the Maison des Artistes in Angoulême, France.

Her graphic nonfiction book, “Drawn to Berlin,” about teaching comics in refugee shelters and Berlin’s evolving relationship to Bohemia and immigration was named one of the top ten comics of 2018 by New York Magazine:Vulture and received the Independent Publisher’s Award for Best Drawn Book of 2018.

She has conducted visual storytelling workshops at the National Library of Germany in Frankfurt, the University of Bath, Shakespeare and Company in Paris, Davidson College, and Grafill in Norway.


Special Offer at Denizen: Denizen House is a communal place providing work, refreshment, and recreational facilities throughout the day. On the day of the BDR workshop, you can get a day pass for 15€ instead of 19€. Enjoy the comfort and unlimited hot beverages at Denizen House before emerging into the world of art. Food and drinks will be additionally available during the workshop.

Visual Storytelling Workshop Series:

Want to go deeper into Visual Storytelling with Ali Fitzgerald? We have a Visual Storytelling Workshop Series. See scheduled modules for the entire year HERE. Join at the start of any module! Continuing students receive a 10% discount on consecutive modules.